Musician Harry Connick, Jr. has published a picture book inspired by his song, The Happy Elf.

In the video embedded above, the author performs the original song. Connick also talks about his thoughts behind the picture book project with illustrations by Dan Andreasen.

The Happy Elf song was originally released in Connick’s 2003 Christmas album, Harry for the Holidays. It has has also spawned a 3-D animated film (2005) and a musical stage production (2007). In the film, Connick served as the narrator, the composer and an executive producer. For the stage production, he created five additional songs.